The annual informational EXPO is KCFA’s largest educational event of the year and you are invited!
Theme: Growing Smarter!
WHERE: Old Airport, Makaeo Pavilion (pls. use mauka entrance)
WHY: An Informational Exposition for Small Farmers, Home Based Businesses and really Something for Everyone Come cruise the aisles of more than 40 Displays,Speak to the Experts and Gather Helpful Information! Everyone is invited.
10 am Opening and Welcome-Tom Butler, KCFA President
10:15 am Brenda Ford Certificate of Appreciation- T. Butler
10:30-11 am- HI Board of Agriculture Deputy Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser and Ken Kakesako
11:15– Workshops (All held Kau side of Pavilion, outside in tent. Starts promptly! Question & Answer Forums.)
1:35 pm Representative Nicole Lowen-C. Bondera
2 pm Presentation of Chef Certificates- A. Kelleher
2:15-3:15 pm Dr. Lisa Keith Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center- CBB Update Discussion with PowerPoint presentation-S. Shriner
(Food will be available for Sale on site from thefeedingleaf.com and will offer sandwich/salad boxes, bento boxes, hamburgers, hot dogs etc.)
Sponsored by Kona Coffee Farmers Association, the Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union and Weston Yap.
Below is the list of confirmed participants- Something for Everyone!
Resources, Vendors and Displays:
All Tool Inc.
Beyond Organic Consulting
Big Island Goat Dozer/Chris Willcox
Big Island Invasive Species Outreach Specialists
Captain Cook Trading/Emmerich Grosch
Daylight Mind/Shawn Steiman
Complete Art Service Hawaii
Copy Post Plus
Golden State Crop Insurance/Weston Yap
Hawaii Dept. of Agriculture/Rob Curtiss
Hawaii Dept. of Agriculture/Sharon Hurd
Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union/Nellie Medeiros
Hawaii Island Workforce/ Gayle Ishimaru
Hawaii Small Business Network/Jackie Muller
Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers/Ken Love
Hawaiian Earth Products/David Hare
Independent Norwex Sales/Chris Hafner
INOVI- Green/Vincent Kimura
Kona Coffee Farmers Association
-Pest and Disease
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival/Malia Bolton
Kona Property Real Estate/Arnold Rabin
Little Fire Ant/Heather Forester
Master Gardner/Celeste Makrevis
Natural Resource Conservation/Jessica Schmelz
Nutriplant Hawaii- David Donald
P A Harris Plumbing/Katherine Kent
Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center/Lisa Keith,PhD
Produce to Product Marketing/Nancy Miller
Tax Specialist/Cliff Handy
US Postal Service/Tom McCarthy
USDA Rural Development/Denise Oda
USDA Farm Service/Linda Kow